Una Voce Chapters in Canada

Summorum Pontificum (2007)

  • Latin & English translation

  • Addenda

Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei (PCED)

  • Explanatory Note July 7th, 2007

  • Instruction on the application of the Motu Proprio April 30th, 2011

  • April 30th, 2011 Letter in pdf

  • April 30th, 2011 letter with commentary in pdf

Texts and links courtesy of Una Voce Canada


History of Una Voce

The International Una Voce Federation is a lay movement, initially founded in Zurich in 1967. 

The International Una Voce Federation aims to foster the cultural heritage of the Latin rite of the Roman Catholic Church upon which so much of European culture, music, art, literature and architecture has been built and nourished.

Beginning with the retention of the Jewish Temple worship which, under Christian tutelage, developed into plainchant, sacred music became the basis of all later classical and choral music.

Similar developments took place in art, architecture, literature and all the arts, in which the Christian tradition built upon the ancient Classical world and upon the Hebrew traditions that it inherited.

The Federation’s principal aims are to ensure that the traditional Roman rite of the Church is maintained in the Church as one of the forms of liturgical celebration, and to safeguard and promote the use of Latin, Gregorian chant and sacred polyphony and all the sacred, artistic, literary and musical traditions of the Roman Church in all their beauty and integrity.

The Federation has counted the great composers Maurice Duruflé and Olivier Messiaen among its early members.

A General Assembly of the Federation is convened every two years in Rome and elections are held for the Council and Presidency.

The Federation is recognized by the Holy See, its views are received with courtesy and respect by the relevant Roman Congregations, and its representatives are received by them in the same manner.